Source: New York Post

Boston cops used social media to spy on black, Muslim protesters: ACLU

By: Chris Perez 
The Boston Police Department used a social media surveillance system to keep tabs on black and Muslim protesters — gathering thousands of posts about political and social activism, religious issues, and other personal matters “irrelevant to law enforcement concerns,” according to a report released Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union. The data mining program, dubbed Geofeedia, was run by the Boston Regional Intelligence Center between 2014 and 2016. “This system explicitly targeted users’ First Amendment protected speech and association,” explained the ACLU of Massachusetts. Read more here.

 

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